MARBLE FAUN, THE
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MARBLE FAUN, THE

The fragility - and the durability - of human life and art dominate this story of American expatriates in Italy in the mid-nineteenth century. Befriended by Donatello, a young Italian with the classical grace of the 'Marble Faun', Miriam, Hilda, andKenyon find their pursuit of art taking a sinister turn as Miriam's unhappy past precipitates the present into tragedy. Hawthorne's 'International Novel' dramatizes the confrontation of the Old World and the New and the uncertain relationship between the 'authentic' and the 'fake', in life as in art. The author's evocative descriptions of classic sites made 'The Marble Faun' a favourite guidebook to Rome for Victorian tourists, but this richly ambiguous symbolic romance is also the story of a murder, and a parable of the Fall of Man. As the characters find their civilized existence disrupted by the awful consequences of impulse, Hawthorne leads his readers to question the value of Art and Culture and addresses the great evolutionary debatewhich was beginning to shake Victorian society.
Editora: OXFORD UK
ISBN: 0199554072
ISBN13: 9780199554072
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2008
Número de Páginas: 432
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
Formato: 12.80 x 19.20 cm.
por R$ 71,43